MINNEAPOLIS--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Piper Jaffray Companies (NYSE: PJC), a leading investment bank and asset management firm, is pleased to announce that Andrew Duff was selected as one of Minneapolis/St. Paul Business Journal’s Most Admired CEOs for 2017. He has served as CEO since 2000 and as chairman since 2003 following the firm’s spinoff from U.S. Bancorp. During Duff’s tenure, Piper Jaffray has significantly grown revenue and market share across its core businesses.
“I’ve had the opportunity of working with Andrew for over a decade as a member of the Piper Jaffray board and most recently as lead director,” said Kris Johnson, president of Affinity Capital Management. “Andrew’s leadership and vision, as well as his commitment to Piper Jaffray’s values were critical in guiding the company through the financial crisis to its strong position in the market today. He is a collaborative, optimistic and transparent leader, and he has built a great team that is committed to the company and to the importance of putting clients’ interests first.”
Duff is also a leader in the broader community where he has contributed years of board-level leadership and meaningful support to help local organizations thrive. In reference to Duff’s board service at the Walker Art Center, executive director Olga Viso said, “Andrew has been an exceptional Walker Art Center Trustee for the past 24 years having served in every conceivable leadership capacity on the board including as vice president and president. His wise counsel, intelligent care, and steadfast commitment to the Walker have been deeply appreciated by the Board of Trustees and staff alike. He is, quite simply, a wonderful leader whose tremendous intellectual and financial support has made a huge difference helping the Walker remain a world-class contemporary art center.”
Duff also currently serves on the board of directors of the Securities Industry and Financial Markets Association (SIFMA) and the American Securities Association, the University of St. Thomas board of trustees and the University of St. Thomas Opus College of Business strategic board of governors. He is also an advisor to the board of directors of Great Clips, Inc.
Duff was one of 10 honorees selected by the Minneapolis/St. Paul Business Journal based on outstanding contributions to their company, industry and community.
About Piper Jaffray
Piper Jaffray Companies (NYSE: PJC) is a leading investment bank and asset management firm. Securities brokerage and investment banking services are offered in the U.S. through Piper Jaffray & Co., member SIPC and FINRA; in Europe through Piper Jaffray Ltd. and Simmons & Company International Limited, authorized and regulated by the U.K. Financial Conduct Authority; and in Hong Kong through Piper Jaffray Hong Kong Limited, authorized and regulated by the Securities and Futures Commission. Asset management products and services are offered through five separate investment advisory affiliates―U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) registered Advisory Research, Inc.; Piper Jaffray Investment Management LLC, PJC Capital Partners LLC and Piper Jaffray & Co.; and Guernsey-based Parallel General Partners Limited, authorized and regulated by the Guernsey Financial Services Commission.
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